Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

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Mike Roe is a Web producer for Southern California Public Radio and lead writer for pop culture blog Without A Net. Mike joined KPCC in November 2007 after working for KCTS public television in Seattle.

Roe began his broadcast career at his high school radio station KMIH in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, and interned in commercial radio.

He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike writes and performs with several improv and sketch comedy groups. He's graduated from both the improv and sketch comedy programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also hosts the Geek Pilgrims podcast and serves on the board of his church.


Stories by Mike Roe

Dylan Farrow speaks out on alleged abuse, calls out Hollywood

Woody Allen's alleged sexual abuse of daughter Dylan received renewed attention following his lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, and now she's speaking out.

Hollywood's Meltdown Comics starts taking Bitcoin

Meltdown Comics started taking the buzzworthy currency of the moment, Bitcoin, joining the growing but still small in number ranks of physical stores that take bitcoin.

Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards nominated for DWP GM

Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards has been nominated to be the next general manager of the Department of Water and Power, replacing departing chief Ron Nichols.

Super Bowl XLVIII commercials: See 19 ads before they air

Companies looking to take advantage of Super Bowl advance hype to hype their own products have posted a number of ads already before Sunday's game. See them all here.

Los Angeles film czar Tom Sherak dies, 68

Tom Sherak, who was named Los Angeles's first film czar by Mayor Eric Garcetti in September, has died, the mayor confirmed on Twitter.

Jay Leno tells '60 Minutes' he's done with late night

Jay Leno is retiring from late night after leaving "The Tonight Show." Really this time, according to a new interview he gave to "60 Minutes."

How a Gmail error sent 10,000 spam emails to this Fresno man

The man — Fresno resident David Peck — told KPCC that he suddenly started getting random emails from total strangers this week — and he has no idea why.

Grammys 2014: 4 reasons you have to watch the show

The Grammy Awards hit the Staples Center this weekend, and we've got some unexpected reasons you'll want to tune in to CBS on Sunday.

NPR host Jesse Thorn takes his podcast onto a battleship

Lots of podcasts do live shows, but "Jordan, Jesse, Go!" is upping the stakes by recording the show from inside the historic USS Iowa battleship.

Oscars 2014: Predicting the winners

Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2014 Academy Awards?

Colby Fire: Containment estimate doubles from 30 to 61 percent

Fire officials say that containment is going to be later than earlier thought. They appeared to hope that backfires overnight would do more than they have.

UPDATED: MOCA names Philippe Vergne new museum director

Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art named Philippe Vergne its new museum director late Wednesday evening. He will succeed Jeffrey Deitch, who resigned Sept. 1.

Oscars 2014: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' top nominees

Nominees include "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Member of Justin Bieber entourage arrested during egging search (updated)

The singer is under investigation in an egg-throwing incident targeting a neighbor's home. Deputies found a drug in Bieber's residence and arrested Lil Za.

Justin Bieber egging: What do you do when you get egged?

Egging houses has long been a rite of passage for many young people, but egging can come at a cost, especially in a ritzy neighborhood.